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Shig Oka Interview

Date: July 1, 2014
Location: Portland, Oregon
Videographer: Ian McCluskey
Densho ID: ddr-one-7-74
01:17:16
22 segments
Nisei male. Born July 28, 1930, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where father worked for the railroad and then as an apartment building owner. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland, completed school, and became a pharmacist.
This interview is part of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Growing up in Portland, where father worked for the railroad Segment 1 of 22 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Parents' family backgrounds Segment 2 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Older brother sent to live in Japan Segment 3 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Attending elementary school and Japanese language school Segment 4 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Remembering recreational activities as a child Segment 5 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Living in family's apartment house Segment 6 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 7 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Placing belongings in storage prior to mass removal Segment 8 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Friends coming to visit at assembly center Segment 9 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon The train ride to Minidoka Segment 10 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Living conditions in camp Segment 11 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Daily life in camp Segment 12 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon School and Boy Scouts in camp Segment 13 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Returning home to Portland Segment 14 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Parents' efforts to rebuild after the war Segment 15 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Attending high school after leaving camp Segment 16 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Reestablishing lives after the war Segment 17 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Parents' postwar hotel business Segment 18 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Establishing a career as a pharmacist Segment 19 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Meeting future wife and getting married Segment 20 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Raising a family Segment 21 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Portland, Oregon Reflections Segment 22 of 22 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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